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The Bookshelf Sale was so much fun, we’ve decided to have a part 2 on Saturday. UPDATE: We’re moving the next garage sale to a later date.

June 27, 2016 By: jessicazafra Category: Announcements 2 Comments →

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Only a dozen people turned up, but they left with cartloads of books and dvds.

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Our first customer was Clem, and she carted away some of the best stuff.
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Wait, we’re making a new flyer.

UPDATE: THE BOOKSHELF SALE ON SATURDAY, 2 JULY 2016 HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE. SORRY IF YOU’VE MADE PLANS. WE WILL HAVE ANOTHER GARAGE SALE, WHICH WE WILL ACTUALLY PROMOTE WELL IN ADVANCE INSTEAD OF JUST SPRINGING IT ON YOU.

Great books, fabulous tchotchkes, ridiculously low prices at our Bookshelf Sale on Saturday, 25 June.

June 21, 2016 By: jessicazafra Category: Announcements 2 Comments →

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This silver teapot is perfect for your Downton Abbey cosplay. Remember to let it tarnish slightly because anything that looks too new is tacky.

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We have no idea who this is, but now you can claim him as your ancestor! “Oh yes, that’s my great-grandfather, the Viscount Harington. You know my cousin, Kit? Yes, he’s in show business, Grandmama had a conniption.”

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You’ll never have vampire problems ever again with this ornate crucifix. One look and the bloodsucker will cry, “I love it! Where did you get that?”

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Something artsy, something useful.

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Hate wet rings on your tables? Just cover every surface with coasters.

More items to follow.

Happy Birthday, Francine!

April 04, 2016 By: jessicazafra Category: Announcements No Comments →

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Me, Francine, Bubbles

Why stop at one day? Take the whole week!

Here’s the new flyer for our Writing Boot Camp

March 15, 2016 By: jessicazafra Category: Announcements No Comments →

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Designed by Anne Tamondong. Please spread it.

Let’s turn our backs on Pacquiao. Erase him from all your social media accounts.

February 20, 2016 By: jessicazafra Category: Announcements, Current Events 7 Comments →

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Ordinarily we ignore the pronouncements of people who get hit on the head a lot in the line of work, no matter how ignorant, vile and barbaric they are. But this person is running for office, this person we have looked upon as our champion. We will not stand for this. You don’t fuck with my friends, asshole.

So delete his picture, his name, any indication of his existence from your blogs, your Facebook Twitter Instagram, all your social media. You don’t have to say anything other than “I have deleted Pacquiao from this post.” The deletion IS the statement. Talking about him will only increase his chances of getting elected. Let’s forget his existence.

We will not have this blight upon our community of human beings. Erase him. You have that power.

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To all our straight guy friends: Don’t just stand on the sidelines chuckling as if this were some melodrama that involves only the LGBTIQ and the girls they are friends with. This is not about sex or gender, this is about being human. Don’t just be guys, be mensches. Just do it (Thank you, Nike).

We held our Free Workshop last night. It was a blast and nobody was killed.

February 19, 2016 By: jessicazafra Category: Announcements, Workshops Comments Off on We held our Free Workshop last night. It was a blast and nobody was killed.

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Yikes, I look demented.

Ninety-five people attended last night’s almost-instant Free Workshop at the WSI Corporate Center. I had a blast, and I especially enjoyed listening to the participants’ story ideas and pointing out the approaches and directions they can take.

Many thanks to our friend Juan for letting us use the WSI conference hall, Victor Yang and the techs at WSI for setting up the facilities including the video conference and audio recording perfectly, and our original workshop elves Roni, Angus, Deo, Momelia and Bubbles for manning the registration desk.

You and your group of up to 20 (even 30) people can book your own workshop on any of these subjects:

The Essay
The Short Story
The Personal Essay (Memoirs)
The Novel
Writing for Beginners
Movie Reviews
Travel Essays
Interviews and Personality Profiles
Feature Articles
Poetry
Writing Refresher Course
Starting A Book Club

Each workshop is tailored to your requirements, and can take from one to four two-hour sessions.

Workshops can be held at your office or a venue of your choice. If you do not have a venue in mind, we can book a conference room in Makati for you.

For inquiries, or to book a workshop for your group, email saffron.safin@gmail.com.

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About the teacher

Jessica Zafra is a columnist at the Philippine Star, BusinessWorld, and InterAksyon. She has written two collections of short stories and a dozen Twisted collections of essays on film, literature, travel, rock music, popular culture and politics. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Newsweek, the Hong Kong Standard, and The National. She was editor-in-chief of Flip: The Official Guide to World Domination, and the annual literary journal Manila Envelope.

Outside of publishing, Jessica has hosted talk shows on the FM stations NU-107 and K-Lite, and the TV show Points of View. She is an executive producer on the film Norte by Lav Diaz and screenwriter of Esoterika: Manila by Elwood Perez. Her new TV show will premiere this year. Visit her website, www.JessicaRulestheUniverse.com.